At-Home Spa Product Alert: Panasonic Nano Facial Steamer

August 27, 2014

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I am queen of at-home spas and treatments. I love doing my own manicures and pedicures, eyebrows, trimming split ends, and when I have the energy, blowing out my hair.

So I was excited when the wonderful team at Panasonic sent over their Nano Facial Steamer for us to try.  And with summer coming to a close, it’s time to get the skin in the best shape for fall. continue reading

Mosquitno Bands

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My 4 yr old is near tragically allergic to mosquito bites – the tiniest bite on me is an oozing pancake size welt that last over a week on him.  It’s painful for him and for me to witness.  We’ve tried everything – sleeping with clothes on head – to – toe, sealed windows, etc.  But he is still getting bit all summer.

We are onto you, mosquitos! And, these Mosquitno bands may be the answer.  The adorable fun-colored wrist bands or stickers keeps bugs away so you can enjoy what you love to do outdoors or indoors.  Rather than typical messy bug sprays, these innovative insect repellent products are fun, and easily integrated into favorite outdoor activities.  Just slip on a wristband, sticker or shirt and enjoy the outdoors bug-free.  Mosquitno repellents products suit a range of preferences from our all-natural citronella-infused repellent wristbands and repellent stickers.

All-natural, Non-toxic wristbands made of silicone rubber infused with 100% citronella oil.

Each Mosquitno Bands contains enough citronella to effectively repel bugs for up to 150 hours (or six days) and the bands are waterproof so your sweat won’t wash the citronella away. 

So far, my kid is sleeping in the band to keep those suckers away at night, since that is when they seem to party down on him.  My daughter thinks the stickers are adorable and is wearing them to camp.  So far, no bites and ALL GOOD.  YAY!

Shop them here  (all under $4!)

Kids size Bands

  • silicone rubber wrist band infused with citronella oil
  • lasts for 6 days – up to 150 hours of exposure
  • resealable package to preserve effectiveness
  • sporty, comfortable wristband in lots of fun colors – even glow in the dark!
  • kids and adult sizes
  • all natural, safe, non-toxic, DEET-free
  • waterproof

Got sleep apnea? Practical Sleep Solutions can help

August 16, 2014

I am writing this post because my poor big brother suffers from sleep apnea. It’s actually quite terrifying.  I feel for him and his wife because many times he has awoken at night unable to breath and gasping for air.

We all know how imperative healthy sleep is. But guess what – it doesn’t come easily to everyone, especially for people who suffer sleep apnea.  National sleep apnea specialist and founder of Practical Sleep ( provides effective and affordable at home sleep solutions (Practical Sleep Solutions) for those who suffer each night. And there are 50 million Americans suffer from sleepless nights due to sleep apnea!!

About Sleep Apnea & Sleeping Issues:

Practical Sleep Solutions is a California based company that provides effective and affordable at home sleep solutions for those who suffer each night.  The process is made simple and affordable without the need for insurance.  As with most classified high-risk conditions, patients are expected to pay more for their life insurance premiums if they are diagnosed with sleep apnea.  This coupled with a long and painful process through the insurance system has resulted in patients taking their sleep issues into their own hands.

At patients are offered a quick online sleep quiz and an initial FREE diagnostic machine that is reviewed by a board certified sleep professional. If a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea they are can then purchase a top of the line APAP machines that provides a comfortable and easy at home solution for a full night of restful sleep.   Practical Sleep’s APAP machine is made in the US and is so advanced it has it’s own smart card which allows patients to monitor the quality of sleep each morning.

“We pride ourselves in empowering our customers to take the reins on their sleep issues by providing the best, most cost effective at-home sleep solution, states Michael Aslay, Founder of Practical Sleep.  “In doing so we save our customers the traumatic experience of sleep clinics and thousands of dollars in medical costs, insurance fees, and premium increases.”

About Practical Sleep:

Practical Sleep offers a new solution to the traditional doctor’s sleep study.  The California based company provides patients with a self -testing solution that is easy and comfortable and done in the comfort of home. Practical Sleep offers customers the APAP machine without the need for insurance that bypasses the pre-existing risk on insurance records that often leads to premium increases. People save a tremendous amount of money and get the same equipment and treatment as a doctor or sleep clinic.  Practical Sleep offers an easy and cost effective alternative to handling sleep apnea and empowers patients to take their sleep issues into their own hands.  Practical Sleep offers sleep apnea solutions for a perfect night’s sleep.